Dr Renee Pigdon at Dr Jana's Veterinary centreDr Renee Pigdon 

BVSc MACVS (Melbourne University)

Dr Renee grew up nuturing lots of animals on a small farm near Yackandandah Victoria and graduated from the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne in 1996.

In 2003 Dr Renee was awarded membership to the Australian College of Veterinary Surgeons for her advanced studies in Feline Medicine. She has since developed special interests in Canine and Feline Dermatology, Oncology, Internal Medicine and Soft tissue Surgery. Dr Renee’s love for the Border has kept her practicing right here in Albury Wodonga for the past 20 years.

Dr Renee is the owner of the practice and endeavors to ensure that Petfocus Vetcare provides superior personalised care to owners and their pets by offering individualised care and the best possible treatment options to suit the whole family.

Dr Renee lives with her husband and four children plus their pets Scooter the Dog and Cecil the cat and a menagerie of chickens and cattle.  

Dr Caitlin Thomson at Dr Jana's Veterinary centreDr Caitlin Thomson 

BVetBio BVSc

Growing up surrounded by animals on her family’s property near Yass, Caitlin knew she wanted to be a Vet from an early age. 

Upon leaving school, Caitlin headed to Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga to study Veterinary Science.

She met her husband, Shane who is also a Vet, at University, and they now live in Holbrook.

Throughout her time at university, Caitlin fostered a keen interest in small animal surgery, particularly orthopaedics and enjoys the challenge presented by dermatology and ophthalmology.

Caitlin loves spending time on the family beef cattle property, playing netball, and making hand-made crafts. She has two dogs at home, Nilla, the Samoyed and Cozmo, the Border Collie.

Dr Michelle Niedzwiedzki at Dr Jana's Veterinary CentreDr Michelle Niedzwiedzki

BSc BVSc (hons)
Michelle graduated from Melbourne University in 2002 and has worked continuously on the Border since that time.

She grew up in Benalla where she loved spending time outside with her animals, especially her horse, Patch.

Her particular veterinary interests are internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and animal behaviour.

Her hobbies are camping, mountain bike riding and exploring the bush with her husband and three children.

Michelle has no shortage of pets living with her family. Harvey the Welsh Springer Spaniel, Jool the cat, her two horses, Matty and Bluey and six Boer goats all share the love in the Niedzwiedzki household.

Dr Alice Edwards

BVetBio BVSc

Alice grew up on a property near Khancoban and studied at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga. Growing up with trail rides and a menagerie of animals made veterinary science a natural career path for Alice from a very young age.

At University, Alice fostered an interest in small animal medicine and surgery, in particular, ophthalmology, endocrinology and soft tissue surgery.  Outside of work, Alice loves spending time with her own animals (a spoilt Italian Greyhound and delinquent cat), returning to the family farm, horse riding, hiking and basketball.

Dr Selma Fuijkschot

Selma graduated from the University of Queensland in 2003.

After graduation she worked in mixed practice for a few years before settling in Albury-Wodonga.

Selma has been practicing on the Border for eight years and enjoys the challenges that a general practice provides. She is particularly interested in surgery and in treating special medicine cases like Diabetes and Cushings Disease.

Selma lives with her husband, two children, a Miniature Schnauzer called Kingsley and two cats called Pixel and Jiji.